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Old 04-08-2006, 07:49 AM
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I own a 73' f-250(4x4) with a 460 and 39in. m/t........no complaint's here!...strong running truck.
 
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Old 04-19-2006, 09:58 PM
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What is the purpose of the restrictor "horns"? I'm thinking about removing them on my 460.
 
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Old 09-13-2009, 12:29 PM
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What do you guys think about a 95 F350 Crew Cab 2wd 5speed for $2,000? It has 201,000 miles on it. I think that price is steep for that many miles. How is the 460's relibility with that many miles? I don't really know that much about the 460. Always had a 302 or 351.
 
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Old 09-13-2009, 03:28 PM
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I have a 87 f350 crew cab with a 460 30over, And 411 gears my low is 8 my high is 12 it is by far the best truck i ever had plus when you put pipes on a 460 it will be the talk of all your friends and more
 
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How many miles are on it?
 
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Originally Posted by Deeta View Post
Do you know if the 1996 F350 460 has these "horns"? I just bought a CC 4x4 LB, 4.10s 35x12.50x16.5's, E4OD. Truck has 88k miles and I put a K&N FIPK on, magnaflow exhaust (cat checked out OK), new plugs, wires, cap and rotor and fuel filter. Engine has good (and even compression) and driving easy I get about 6 around town and 8 on hwy unloaded.

Seems to lack power too. Low end is great but when I pulled my 7000lb trailer it struggled to do 65 on flat ground at sea level! Could it be fuel pressure or maybe the coil? I seem to feel a bit of chugging at speed but can't tell with all the bouncing!! I'm not used to the jerky ride - I just upgraded from a "car" (2004 F150 SCrew 4x4 w/5.4) since I am pulling a lot of trailer at times.

I'd sure like to get mine up to 10. Also, anywhere I can figure what the tires have done to my axle ratio and would that effect mpg that much? Thanks!


keep in mind that if nothing has been done to change the miles in sync with the tires, then you could be getting more than you think. i forgot about that and used to think my 96 f150 4x4 3.08's 31's was gettin 11-12mpg but then i remembered that the tires make the odometer turn slower. im prolly gettin 13-15mpg city, but then again its not a 460, same concept though..my 2cents
 
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Originally Posted by 2TALL View Post
I'm looking for a new to me truck, been looking into 150's and 250's, was only considering the 351, but 460's are showing up left and right now. Whenever I ask someone about the bigblock, they automatically say 'horrible, like less than 10 mpg' for mileage to won't last at all, motors don't make it past 100k miles. Now, I know they can't be all that bad, are they? I'm looking into a 4x4, most likely manual tranny, regular cab. I drive pretty conservatively also. What kind of mileage should I expect from a setup like I described? How reliable are these trucks in day to day driving, with some moderate towing mixed in? And what are the trucks rated at from the factory? Thank you in advance.
first off, I have a 460 and love it.
But if you want power, long life and MPG, you may want to think about a V10 super duty.
It does all of those better than the 460.
 
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:26 PM
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235,000mi factory tranny and motor all is good 12 is my high 10 is my low for city daily and highway weekend driving
 
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Old 09-24-2009, 11:20 PM
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15.2mpg is my new high for this truck did it this weekend on the highway from tx to la driving 60-65 the whole way
 
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Old 12-27-2009, 01:08 AM
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I am the original owner of an F350 Crewcab 4x4 single rear axle. It has 110,000 miles. Has pulled travel trailer on many hunt trips and 5th wheel toy hauler a few times until I sold the toy hauler, and a 24 ft boat for several years. Great truck. Great motor for a gas motor. Gets 7.5mpg with 33ft Toy Hauler behind it. But gets 10mpg with travel trailer or other trailers. Gets 11 in town empty, driving fast, normal or slow. It does not care. I will keep it until it quits on me.
 
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What plugs are you guys using? I just got my 96/460/EOD back on the road after a 3 year sleep. Doing a complete tune-up etc... The best I ever got out of this truck is around 12. I've put different plugs through the years but seem to come back to the ASF 42P manual calls for. I thought of running that new green plug pushed on Horsepower TV but think it's only a selling point.

Thanks. and I love my 460 also!!!
 
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Old 12-31-2009, 12:12 AM
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The spedometers on these pickups are easy to recalibrate on your own, did mine. It'll help your mileage too since it judges when to use lockup with your torque converter with the speed that the truck thinks its going along with other things.
 
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up to 15 mpg.. wow i get close to 8 in my 93 f250 reg cab e40d. pushing 300,000 miles on an untouched 460, awsome truck
 
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Old 09-12-2010, 02:02 PM
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do they come on the 96 f-250 , cause i just looked not there !!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Old 09-18-2010, 01:09 AM
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I had a 94 E350 16ft box van with a 460, I sold it with 196K miles on it and it ran like it was brand new. The trans was rebuilt at 100K (E40D) but other than that it was excellent. I always got around 8mpg driving it hard or easy it didn't matter.

The only other issue was the exhaust manifolds would warp and snap off the bolts causing an exhaust leak.
 

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